Zenith trials electric cars for staff

Zenith employees are taking part in a trial of electric cars to assess the real-world viability of their use in company fleets.

The fleet management organisation has two Zenith-branded Nissan Leaf cars. One will be tested for short local trips and the second, which staff can book out for up to a week, will be used for longer journeys.

Tim Buchan, chief executive at Zenith, said: “There has been a lot of debate about the practicalities of running electric cars and their cost implications.

“We felt that the time was right to take a closer look and get some genuine feedback from drivers using the electric cars as part of their business and everyday driving.”

Employees will be asked to score their experiences against criteria, including the range, availability of charging stations and cost savings. They will report their findings on the organisation’s blog.